The Princes in the Tower: Solving History's Greatest Cold Case (Hardback)
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The Princes in the Tower: Solving History's Greatest Cold Case (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 19/11/2023
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After playing a significant role in the discovery of Richard III's final resting place, Langley turns her attention to the mysterious fates of Edward V and Richard Duke of York in this riveting investigation that employs the methods of a cold-case police enquiry.

Philippa Langley took the world by storm when, against all the odds and a seven-year investigation, she discovered the grave of King Richard III (1452-1485) in a Leicester car park. A king finally laid to rest, the rediscovery and reburial of Richard III was watched by an estimated global audience of over 366 million.

Now, Langley reveals the findings of a remarkable new research initiative: ‘The Missing Princes Project’. In the summer of 1483, Edward V (aged 12) and his brother Richard Duke of York (aged 9), disappeared from the Tower of London. For over 500 years, history has judged that they were murdered on the orders of their uncle Richard III.

Following years of intensive research in UK, American and European archives, astonishing new archival discoveries have been uncovered that change what we know about the fate of the Princes in the Tower. Established by Langley in 2016, ‘The Missing Princes Project’ employed the methods of a cold-case police enquiry. Using investigative methodology, it aimed to place this most enduring of mysteries under a forensic microscope for the first time.

In The Princes in the Tower: Solving History's Greatest Cold Case, Langley records the painstaking investigative work and research of the project. By questioning received wisdom, she and her team shed light upon one of history's greatest miscarriages of justice, revealing a phenomenal untold story.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781803995410
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘The discoveries in this book shed new light on events surrounding the Princes in the Tower. Rather than favour Tudor propaganda or Victorian revisionism, this asks us to go back to the time and scrutinise evidence with fresh eyes.’ – Dr Janina Ramirez, University of Oxford and No. 1 bestselling author of Femina

‘Philippa Langley has earned a reputation for tenacious and meticulous research based on sound principles of piecing together centuries-old records … The remarkable discoveries documented here are only the beginning.’ – Annette Carson, acclaimed historical writer and biographer

‘The Princes in the Tower is a gripping and ingenious work of historical detection. Ms. Langley and her team have cast new light into a murky period, and with a methodological brilliance that eludes most academic historians.’ -- WALL STREET JOURNAL

'Philippa Langley has done it again.' -- Julia Llewellyn Smith, THE TIMES

‘… a phenomenal, untold story.’ -- Amy Irvine, HISTORY HIT

‘(The) story is fascinating, and researcher Philippa Langley deserves huge credit for her discoveries.’ --THE SPECTATOR

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“Fascinating cold case examination”

For over 500 years the accepted narrative has been that the two sons of Edward IV were murdered on the orders of their evil usurping uncle Richard III. However is this really the true story. In this book Philippa... More

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“Exciting, Inspirational and Enthralling, a book you will read late into the night!”

The Princes In The Tower, is one of the most exciting and enthralling History books I have ever read. I loved the format of the book, how the evidence and theories were presented, the commitment of Philippa Langley... More

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